Scuderia Ferrari has made a big step in securing third place in the Formula 1 world championship by snatching it from McLaren, which has clearly fallen behind the Maranello team in the last few races. With Charles Leclerc’s fifth place and Carlos Sainz’s sixth in the Brazilian Grand Prix, the Scuderia opened an increasingly important gap against the Woking team, bringing the advantage in the Constructors’ classification to 31.5 points.
The Maranello team, in addition to seeking a correct relocation in the Formula 1 hierarchies after the bad fall of last year (when Ferrari ended the world championship in sixth place), dedicates a lot of attention to preparing for next year’s season, as the 2022 version of the cars will feature deep underfloor tunnels to produce downforce through a ground effect.
In Maranello, a silent revolution is being completed in the adaptation of the factory: the Racing Department has undergone an important expansion to equip the team with the most modern facilities useful for building a competitive single-seater again.
There is a lot of anticipation for the new Dynisma DGM simulator to come into operation at full capacity in the new glass building that was built between the GeS and the Fiorano track.
The DMG (Dynisma Motion Generator) simulator offers maximum bandwidth with minimum latency by integrating the software to the hardware, removing any possible obstacle between the driver and data gathering. This new tool, therefore, represents a strategic resource for Ferrari which in 2022 will aim for victory again.
The availability of the Dynisma simulator was strongly influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially as Ferrari did not limit itself to copying the ones of Mercedes and Red Bull, because Mattia Binotto wanted to go beyond simulators that move like a sled on tracks, taking a different, certainly more sophisticated path that has the ambition of becoming the new state of the art.
It is therefore not surprising that the “spider”, as we have defined it in comparison with the Moog solution in use for years, has had a longer development phase than expected. But the good news is that the fine-tuning and calibration work has almost been completed, so it’s ready to go into… action.
“We are commissioning the simulator / finalising the setup, after comparing data with the old one. Our intention is to use it officially from now until the end of the season for GP preparation, so that it can be fully homologated and ready for next season” – Mattia Binotto explained.
The 672, the design code of the 2022 single-seater, was born on the old simulator (Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz have been driving this virtual car since the beginning of the year), but development work will be done on the new one.